Some things must be seen first and trustworthy. But there are things that can be trusted before seen. That's imagination. Imagination is the shaper of our world. Many technologies are now being enjoyed by Wikimuer his idea not from scientists, but the imagination of science fiction writers.
The writers have made the impossible become possible, often by challenging the laws of science and overstepped the bounds of reality. Or did they see the picture of the future through the ability of imagination and then pour it in a fictional story?
Here are some of the technological discoveries that idea came from science fiction and of course, already a reality in our lives. As information for Wikimuers that imagination is not just a vain delusion.
1. Mobile phones
Today, who knows no cell phone or mobile phone? Personal communication tool has become an integral part of every person with mobility in large cities. Mass production has made a cell phone as a cheap and fast means of communication.
Matt Dodson was walking with his friend.
Speak, your phone rings.
"Oh!" Matt fumbled into his pocket and took his phone.
"You, huh, kid?" the sound of his father.
Excerpted from the story of the Space Cadet by Robert Heinlein, published by Scribner's Sons, 1948.
2. Atom bomb
In 1905, as part of the Special Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein has given a new understanding that large amounts of energy can be released from a small amount of material. This is expressed by the formula E = mc2 (energy equals mass times the speed of light squared). The atom bomb made based on this principle.
is not wise to tamper with careless even to the atoms of a molecule ...?
grain of the material contains enough energy ... to produce one hundred thousand tons nearly two miles .... Then
Loud cries of the people. â € œBerikan to us the other day "just one day to another!
But Brande give answers, "It's too late.
It's too late! ? people were weeping.
Yes, it's too late. I've warned you long ago. Are you ready yet? In two hours the agent of destruction it will start working. No human power can stop it now, that every particle of matter that already add and scattered into the air. Before I dug my feet into the rock, I put the key that will free up energy that can not be separated. I myself do not powerless against it.
Excerpted from the story of The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie, published in 1895
3. GPS Systems
Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite navigation system is functioning properly.The system uses 24 satellites that transmit microwave signals to Earth. This signal is then received by a receiver on the surface, and is used to determine position, velocity, direction and time.
In the fictional story of The Cometeers by Jack Williamson, published by Street and Smith in 1936 that a similar tool called Cartograph:
He tried to open cartograph from his belt. He has brought this small instrument to map their movements. He opened the lid and look carefully at the display.
Where nearly seven miles from the prison have been used, "he said thoughtfully.
Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) is a multifunctional tool, in addition to functioning as a small notebook and can explore the virtual world, the PDA also serves as a cellular phone. Launched the first PDA was the Psion Organizer with 8-bit Hitachi 6301-family processor, 4K ROM, 2K RAM battery and a single line monochrome LCD screen.
In the fictional story of The Age of the Pussyfoot by Frederik Pohl, published by Ballantine in 1965, PDA type device called Joymarker, as well as mobile phones and PDAs, also equipped with functions for means of payment or credit card.
Some excerpts from the book:
The principle is clear enough about it. Such a device is an input-output stations are controlled by a computer program that divided his time, with a particular installation that functioned as a tube pocket, P3K equipment, cosmetic bags, and others. Perhaps it can be equated with a stick magician.
Transponder computer with access controlled from a distance is called "joymaker" is the only one that your equipment is very valuable in a new life. If you can imagine a combination of phone, credit cards, alarm clocks, pocket notes, reference library, and the secretary 24 hours, you already have a partial picture of the functions provided by joymakermu.
5. Credit card
For those of you who do not want the hassle of carrying cash can save them electronically in a card called a credit or debit card. The cards are easy to carry in your wallet is also called plastic money. With this card you can shop without having to meet the wallet with bills thick enough.
A credit corresponding to his share of the annual national product is given to every citizen in public accounting at the beginning of each year, and a credit card issued to that which can be obtained in the common storage area in each community, whatever and whenever desired. This setting, you will see, fully replace other means to transact between individuals and the customers. Perhaps you are interested to see how it shapes our credit card.
Excerpted from the book Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy, published in 1888.
6. Diving Equipment (Scuba Diving)
Dives down deep sea is part of the underwater exploration activities, both studies of life at sea and for the construction of mines, petroleum. For this purpose it is necessary scuba gear in the form of special clothing and waterproof helmet equipped with air tube for breathing under water.
You know as well as I, Professor, that man can live under water, as long as it brings supplies enough air to breathe. In the work under the sea, workers wrapped in clothing that is not permeable to water and is equipped with a metal helmet on his head, receives air from above with the help of pumps and regulators
It is a tool diver,? I said.
â € œBenar once, but in this case people are not free. He is quite dependent on the pump which sends him air through a rubber hose, and if we have to like it, then we rely on the Nautilus, we could not go far.
Quoted from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, published by Various 1875.
DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) a proposal first made in 1993 is the next generation after the CD (Compact Disc), which was found late 80's. DVD is the discovery of many parties from some of the world's electronics companies are forming a consortium including Hitachi, JVC, Matsushita, Mitsubishi, Philips, Pioneer, Sony, Thomson, Time Warner, and Toshiba. With the ability of the store six times larger than a CD, a DVD capable of presenting quality images and sound more perfect.
He composed in drawing up the cylinder is odd for a while and put it back. Then he headed to a square-shaped tool and try it. He opened the lid and found one of the double cylinder in it, and at the upper edge of a power button. He pressed this section and a quick click start and then stop. He is aware of the sounds and music, and watched the game interesting color on a soft surface. He suddenly realized what had happened, then stepped back for more attention.
On the flat screen looks a little picture, with bright colors, and in this picture there are figures in motion. Not only moves, but they're talking to a small clear voice. It's exactly like in reality when looking through an inverted opera glasses and hearing through a long tube. His interest in capturing a situation, when it seemed a man paced and furious with a beautiful woman who was also angry. Both are beautiful uniforms that look strange to Graham.
Excerpted from When the Sleeper wakes story by HG Wells. Published in 1899.
LASER stands for Light Amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation. 1917, Albert Einstein first theorized about the process of laser maker called "stimulated emission". In 1954, Charles Townes and Arthur Schawlow find the maser (microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) that use ammonia gas and microwave radiation. Then with inspired maser, Gordon Gould makes optical laser starting in 1958.
Suddenly there was a flash of light, and greenish smoke came from the sparkling small holes in three separate blast, soaring upward, one by one into the silent air.
This smoke (or flame, perhaps, would be a better word) a very bright blue sky where the minister on it and stretch the faint brown towards Chertsey, matched with black tusam wood, looks will fade as quickly as These puffs appeared, and again became darker after the disappearance. At the same time an audible popping sound.
Excerpted from the fiction of The War of the Worlds by HG Wells, published in 1898.
The name â € œvideophoneâ €? commonly used around 1950, although the word â € œvideo telephoneâ €? may already be known before the noun 'video' was found in 1935. The term is distinguished from videoconferencing videophone where the former is more intended to serve individuals, not groups. The term is often also known as videophone videocalls, associated with the use of the verb is videocalling. Mobile in the present using 3G technology with the help of webcam to take pictures of the speaker.
This morning Mr. Fritz Napoleon Smith awoke from sleep in a very bad humor. His wife to France eight days ago and she felt despair. What seems unreasonable is in the 10 years of their marriage, for the first time Mrs. Edith Smith, a professional model and also his wife's long absence from home; two or three days is usually sufficient for him to walk to Europe. The first thing to do Mr. Smith is phonotelephote activate it, the cables that connect it to the mansion in Paris. Telephote! This is a great victory of modern science. Voice transmission is an old story, sending an image with the help of a sensitive mirror and connected through a wire is a thing of yesterday. A valuable discovery. This morning Mr. Smith was full of blessing for creators, because with the aid of this creation, he is able to clearly see the face of his wife despite the very large distances.
This translation is quoted from In the Year 2889 by Jules Verne. Published in 1889
The first industrial robot was invented by Dr. Engelberger in the early 1960s, working for a company called Union Mate. Learn about the first type of industrial robots, which are still used in industrial plants today, with information from a professor of electrical and computer machinery inside the free video on robots.
The following story about R.U.R. (Rossumâ € ™ s Universal Robots) was first performed in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1921. The word "robot" is derived language œrobotaâ Czechoslovakia â € €? which means "drudgery" or "slavery". A Robotnik is a servant who perform menial labor.
Domin: "The fact speaks, what is the best kind of worker?"
Helena: "The best? Maybe one of them is â €" the â € "an honest and dedicated."
Domin: "No, the best worker is the cheapest. One person with needs the least. Rossum Young threw out everything not directly related to employment, and in doing so he almost refused to humans and create a robot."
Quoted from RUR, by Karel Capek, published in 1920.
11.Wireless Access Point
In a computer network, a wireless access point (WAP or AP) is a tool that makes wireless communications equipment is connected to a wireless network using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or standards to be connected. WAP is usually connected to a network that is equipped, and relays data between wireless devices (such as computers or printers) and equipped with devices on the network.
At the time of walking with Mr. Barnstaple he said he'd heard from his mother, and Mr.Barnstaple showed his correspondence in Utopia. Crystal brings a small roll of wire and bars of light, and immediately went to a place where there is a pole stuck in the middle of the lawn. He spread this thing like a long swing to small cats and give a touch of the pole with a key and then bring a light gold chain around his neck. Then he picked up a receiver that relates to its appliances, and spoke out loud and listen, then immediately heard the sound. It was a very pleasant female voice. Tools that talk to Crystal for a while without interruption, and then Crystal talked back, after that there are other voices, some of the answers to Crystal and a portion of the hearing without an answer. Then he gathered his tools again. This is a lesson for Mr. Barnstaple on the Utopian equivalent of letter and telephone. For in Utopia, unless previous arrangements, people can not talk together when bertilpun. A message sent to the station area where the recipient was known, and there were messages waiting until he's choosing the messages it collects.And each of those messages that want to be repeated be repeated. Then he talked back to the sender and the delivery of other messages that are expected. Transmission without cables. Small poles supplying electricity to the transmission or for any other purpose that people need Utopia.
Of Men Like Gods, by HG. Wells, published in 1923.